Supermarket Morrisons is selling giant Braeburn apples, due to the high quantity of larger than normal fruit resulting from the late frosts in April.
The frost resulted in less fruit set, and in turn larger apples, many of which are more twice the size of normal, some weighing in at 450g each. The retailer says it will sell some 120,000 oversize Braeburn apples from its British growers.
“These giant British Braeburn apples offer great value,” said Mark Booth, apple expert at Morrisons. “Our relationship with our growers meant we were able to take the whole crop from our apple farmers and ensure these huge but delicious apples are eaten. Ideal for snacking, sharing or baking, these giant British Braeburn apples offer great value to our family customers.
Kent grower Melvyn Newman, from Howfield Farm, Chartham added, “Over a third of our Braeburns this year are a much bigger size, and with a smaller crop overall it would have been heartbreaking to leave oversized fruit on the trees when they are just as tasty and with better colour.”
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